Alex Salmond says party chief executive Peter Murrell was, among others, responsible for a “deliberate, prolonged, malicious and concerted” attempt to damage his reputation. Mr Murrell is the husband of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
In written evidence submitted to the committee’s inquiry, he said he had never used the word “conspiracy” to describe a situation.
However, he said “the evidence supports a deliberate, prolonged, malicious and concerted effort amongst a range of individuals within the Scottish Government and the SNP to damage my reputation, even to the extent of having me imprisoned.”
Salmond will testify before the Holyrood committee face-to-face on Wednesday after weeks of rows over whether the parliamentary body could publish his submissions.
Salmond claims Nicola Sturgeon‘s recollection of the misconduct inquiry meeting to the MSPs is untrue. He said she had deceived parliament by describing it as an SNP affair when it concerned a government investigation.
The Scottish First Minister challenged Alex Salmond to give evidence of a conspiracy when he attends the Holyrood committee meeting on Wednesday.